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Psychiatry Advances Podcast Series

Discover innovative research and patient-centered programs at the cutting edge of psychiatry and behavioral health sciences on the Psychiatry Advances podcast series.

Psychiatric, psychological, nursing, and rehabilitative professionals will enjoy this podcast from UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, a national leader in the innovative treatment of mental health and addictive disorders.

Meet the Host

Loren Roth, MD, MPH, is a distinguished professor emeritus of Psychiatry. He continues to actively teach and work at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. He is also the former chief medical officer of UPMC, as well as the previous associate senior vice chancellor for Clinical Policy and Planning, Health Sciences, at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Sleep Disturbances in Schizophrenia and Psychosis

Fabio Ferrarelli MD PHD, Director of the Sleep and Schizophrenia Program is Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. His research focusses on how sleep spindles and slow waves differ among patients with chronic schizophrenia and/or acute psychosis relative to healthy individuals. These sleep-specific oscillatory activities may represent potential biomarkers and/or endophenotypes for schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders.

Released: 7/21/21


  1. Ferrarelli F, Endophenotypes and Biological Markers of Schizophrenia: From Biological Signs of Illness to Novel Treatment Targets, Current Pharmaceutical Design, 2013, 19, pgs. 6462-6479
  2. Ferrarelli F, Sleep Disturbances in Schizophrenia and Psychosis, Schizophrenia Research 221 (2020) pgs. 1-3

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This podcast is for informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered medical or behavioral health advice for any particular patient. Clinicians must rely on their own informed clinical judgments when making recommendations for their patients. Patients in need of medical or behavioral health advice should consult their personal health care provider.